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Baker Leads Alcorn Over Grambling, 75-73
Written by (AP) Saturday, 15 January 2011 22:20
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Marquiz Baker scored 20 points as Alcorn State overcame a 22-point deficit to win its first game of the season, 75-73 over Grambling State on Monday night.
Kendrick McDonald added 17 points and Jamar Ragland added 13 for Alcorn (1-13, 1-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Alcorn stumbled out of the gate to start the game, trailing by as much as 22 points — at 31-9 — in the first half. The Braves were still down 68-57 with 3:26 to go.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by McDonald and Baker quickly cut it to 68-63. Willis Brownlee, who had 10 points, tipped in McDonald's miss to tie it late in regulation.
Justin Patton led Grambling (3-13, 1-3) with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Donald Qualls added 11 points.Add a comment
Maryland-Eastern Shore Tops FAMU 86-81 in OT
Written by (AP) Saturday, 15 January 2011 22:14
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Hillary Haley scored 20 points as Maryland-Eastern Shore defeated Florida A&M 86-81 in overtime on Saturday.
Kevin White added 16 points as the Hawks (4-12, 1-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot 53 percent from the field (35 of 66), were perfect from the free-throw line (11 of 11) and ended a four-game losing streak.
Avery Moore scored 26 points and Amin Stevens added 22 with 12 rebounds for FAMU (5-11, 0-4), which lost its sixth in a row.
The Rattlers' 3-point shooting kept them close, but free-throw shooting hurt them. Stevens made 10 of 12 free throws for FAMU, but his teammates went 8 of 20 and the team was 18 of 32 overall.
Moore made 8 of 15 from 3-point range and FAMU was 9 of 19 overall.
Tyler Hines had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Hawks. Dishawn Bradshaw added 10 points, including five points during a decisive 10-0 spurt in overtime.Add a comment
Bethune-Cookman Holds Off Delaware State 61-60
Written by (AP) Saturday, 15 January 2011 22:06
DOVER, Del. (AP) — C.J. Reed nailed two free throws with 7 seconds left on the clock to lift Bethune-Cookman to a 61-60 win over Delaware State on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (9-8, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 60-59 after two free throws from Marques Oliver with 1:12 left put Delaware State in front.
Bethune-Cookman led 31-25 at halftime and throughout the second half despite allowing the Hornets to shoot 13 for 23 from the floor (56.5 percent) after the break.
Alexander Starling and Garrius Holloman each scored 18 to lead the Wildcats, who shot 52.1 percent from the floor (25 of 48) and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line (81.8 percent) en route to their fourth straight victory.
Jay Threatt had 17 points and seven rebounds, Oliver added 15 points and Desi Washington 12 for the Hornets (6-9, 2-1), who were outscored in the paint 38-14.Add a comment
North Carolina A&T Beats Howard 78-65
Written by (AP) Saturday, 15 January 2011 22:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Coleman scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T over Howard 78-65 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Coleman scored 13 of his 17 in the opening half as the Aggies (8-9, 3-1) shot 50 percent from the floor (13 of 26) and led 40-30 at the break.
Marc Hill had a game-high 20 points and Nic Simpson added 15 for North Carolina A&T, which overcame 15 turnovers to win its third game in the last four contests.
Dadrian Collins hit a jumper less than a minute into the second half to pull the Bison (2-14, 0-4) within six, 40-34, but that was as close as they would get.
The Aggies stretched their lead to 20, 66-46, on a layup by Austin Witter with 6:57 left to play.
Collins finished with 17 points, Kyle Riley added 13 and Anton Dickerson 12 for the Bison, who have lost six straight.Add a comment
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